Jin Saotome is already familiar around these parts for producing wicked video game action figures out of G.I. Joe and McFarlane Toys parts, but now he is changing the world by customizing the latest toy craze: Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure figures.

He admits that the toys are already well made and intricately scuplted -- one of the reasons why people don't mind shelling out $7.50 each to buy and import them into the complementary PC/PS3/Xbox 360/Wii/3DS game -- but notes they're not articulated.

Saotome went ahead and fixed that, customizing a few Skylanders statues with full articulation in their necks, shoulders, waists, elbows, hips, and knees. You can even remove them from the base, make them sit, and wave. Very neat!

So far, he's made these modifications to a Drobot, Prism Break, and Chop Chop. Unfortunately, he's not taking commissions at the moment, but he is currently selling the Chop Chop on eBay (auction ends in 5 days and is already up to $30+!).

[Via @jeffgerstmann]